Today, I have a surprise for you.
Let me sum up: I love coffee. My husband and I sometimes daydream about opening our own coffee shop someday. I also really love sharing how to make really cool coffee drinks with my friends.
So today, I'm going to share my first post on how to make a really cool coffee drink I discovered on my travels. Do you feel special? You should. And then you should put this coffee drink on your Coffee Travel Bucket List.
A few months ago, my husband Josh and I got to attend a friend’s wedding in the storybook-esque town of Rüdesheim-am-Rhein, Germany. Along with its prime location along the beautiful Rhine river, renowned vineyards, and tourist-friendly charm, Rüdesheim is also home to the Asbach brandy distillery. This German brandy is highlighted as a top souvenir from the town and is one of the integral ingredients in one of the region’s specialty drinks: Rüdesheimer coffee.
The morning before the wedding, it was quite chilly, and Josh, some friends, and I needed a warm drink to start off the day. We wandered into one of the few open cafés—it was March, still off-season—and were immediately cheered by the delightful vintage interior of Eis Café Engel, where we ordered a round of Rüdesheimer coffees.
Traditional ingredients include sugar cubes, Asbach brandy, hot brewed coffee, whipped cream, vanilla sugar, and grated dark chocolate. Here's how it's made:
Step 1: Put three sugar cubes in your fancy coffee cup then pour in warmed 4 cl Asbach brandy.
Step 2: Light 'em up, stir, and burn for 1 minute. *If you choose to make this at home, PLEASE be careful!*
Step 3: Add hot brewed coffee. Remember to leave room for the whipped cream.
Step 4: Sweeten the whipped cream with vanilla sugar (optional) then place a scoop on top of your coffee.
Step 5: Top with grated dark chocolate and enjoy. Prost!
After savoring your coffee, spend some time walking around Rüdesheim-am-Rhein. It's a lovely little town to explore, with an assortment of bakeries, traditional restaurants, bars, and souvenir shops. You can also check out the Rheingau Wine Museum, the Asbach distillery, and the Siegfried Mechanisches Musikkabinett, a musical instrument museum. Enjoy your time along the romantic Rhine!
Have you ever been to Rüdesheim-am-Rhein? Tasted Rüdesheimer coffee? Share your experience in the comments below!
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